Monday, June 27, 2016

Good bye......

There was a time when meadow, grove, and stream, The earth, and every common sight, To me did seem Apparell'd in celestial light, The glory and the freshness of a dream. It is not now as it hath been of yore;— Turn wheresoe'er I may, By night or day, The things which I have seen I now can see no more. 

 —But there's a tree, of many, one, A single field which I have look'd upon, Both of them speak of something that is gone: The pansy at my feet Doth the same tale repeat: Whither is fled the visionary gleam? Where is it now, the glory and the dream?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Vacation Thoughts

So I have a week before my summer vacation. In the past I mostly did this to go to Dexcon, a gaming convention in New Jersey. Now that I have temporally retired that part of my life I just have the free time to work on myself and my artwork. I just want to make sure I have an action plan moving forward so I don’t waste this time and get frustrated with myself like I’ve done in the past. I really need to sit down and figure out what I want to do. I was planning on going to The Philadelphia Museum of Art but because of finances that’s not going to happen. Whatever happen to the “donate what you can” for admissions to Museums? I had a great email with an artist by the name of Erica Rmusik. His site is a great place to get inspiration if you are an artist that is being a little overwhelmed by Oil painting and the techniques at hand.

Check it out.

My future works will include the completion of The Gorgon, and the start of a new “Gothic” piece I’ve been thinking about. Pictures to be posted soon… - Cheers

Sunday, June 19, 2016

WIP - More work done on the Gorgon

More work done on the face and hair, background, the dead, and now Snakes.

The Face, sorry about the bad photos

The Dead more work done

Friday, June 17, 2016

Ugh, Art Frustration....

So now I don’t know what to think about my artwork/paintings, and my style and lack of training. I’ve been watching people online and getting upset with the fact that I just don’t produce the quality of work that I should be doing at my age. Just recently I ran into this guy’s website and Facebook posts and now I’m bummed.

His blog is on the money when he discusses how much work he puts into his pieces and the guy seems to sweat paint, but it just makes me feel like a lazy shit. Should I be painting during ALL of my free time? Is this the only way I can get to the place I need to be?

I know I have squandered the last 25 years wasted my time playing video games and drinking, when I should have been studying and working on my art. But now I want to be good, I want to show my artwork at shows, but I get so frustrated with my skill set.

 Ugh, just need to push on…

Here's this, so True...

Sunday, May 29, 2016

WIP 2 The Gorgon - Oil on Canvas

Work In progress - The Gorgon more glaceing, color added to body and hair, helmet worked on, the "dead" worked on, now to let it dry another week.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Old artwork, found on Facebook.

Here's a piece I did about 20 years ago and gifted to a friend, this is the only shot I have.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Hmmmmm. thoughts...

So I spent the weekend working with Studio Clip Art, taking online tutorials and watching You Tube videos so I can get a handle on the program.  It’s a ton of fun and I can see myself getting into it, but it’s not filling my “art meter”.  I will keep on working with it, but I think most of my concentration is going to be conventional , traditional art. 
Coloring Line Art

Here's one of my first paintings done in Clip Art

More work, learning the tools.

coloring line art

coloring line art

Sunday, May 15, 2016

W.I.P. and a Studio clean up.

OK so this weekend I cleaned up my art studio and put about half my figures in storage so that I can have room for my art supplies and my art projects. I also started my fourth Oil painting, it's pretty huge. It's going to be a Gorgon once I'm finished, but here are a few shots of two days worth of work and many more to go.

This is day two for this Oil Painting, blocking was yesterday, today face details.

My cleaned up shelves, they were filled with tons of 40k figures.  Now paints, thinners, air brush stuff, and more paint!

Changed the decor, took down the comic art and placed some real HR Giger prints I've been holding on to.
More work in the next few days.

Friday, May 6, 2016

I will call her Espina.

Good day today got another piece completed. My first nude painting, I will call her Espina.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The girl from Nowhere

I finished this painting last night. I call it "The girl from Nowhere" My 4th Oil Painting, practice to learn how to use the medium. It's funny how hard it is, trying to be patient enough to work with these paints and to learn blending. Now to more "Fantastic" subjects....
My Camera hates my paintings....

Better angle to get rid of the light reflection.

Cheers!  More work will be posted soon.
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